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My chest on the left side hurts when i cough i was coughing really hard and on the left side i heard a loud pop. Rite at the rib cage. I can breath. But if itry to cough it hurts really bad just woundering could it be a pulled muscle or something

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Dr. Paul Webster
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Injured rib

You may have injured ribs, in addition to muscle soreness.
Severe coughing may cause this. You will want to get x-rays asap to make a better diagnosis.

In brief: Injured rib

You may have injured ribs, in addition to muscle soreness.
Severe coughing may cause this. You will want to get x-rays asap to make a better diagnosis.
Dr. Paul Webster
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Dr. Sanober Butt
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes musculoskeletal pain is most common cause of chest pain especially given your history of coughing it is likely that this has resulted in muscle strain.
It is most appropriately treated by suppressing cough to avoid further muscle strain.

In brief: Yes

Yes musculoskeletal pain is most common cause of chest pain especially given your history of coughing it is likely that this has resulted in muscle strain.
It is most appropriately treated by suppressing cough to avoid further muscle strain.
Dr. Sanober Butt
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Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Yes

Coughing causes the rib cage muscles and respiratory diaphram to contract very hard.
You could have strained a chest muscle or even injured a rib cartilage. Try ice, alleve. See your family doc if the cough persists.

In brief: Yes

Coughing causes the rib cage muscles and respiratory diaphram to contract very hard.
You could have strained a chest muscle or even injured a rib cartilage. Try ice, alleve. See your family doc if the cough persists.
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Dr. Joel Cooperman
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